Langone Chair in American Leadership
Promoting Prosperity Through Competition and Rule of Law
CSIS established the Langone Chair in American Leadership to identify the complex problems facing the United States today and develop pragmatic solutions to advance American leadership in the world.
The Langone Chair examines the major problems facing the United States from a wide-angle lens. In this delicate moment, when American security and prosperity faces a range of traditional and non-traditional threats, the Langone Chair goes beyond the two- to five-year perspective typical of think tank work. We are looking into the fundamental trends reshaping the world and America’s role in them.
The United States is entering a period of global competition, where it is neither a benign observer nor a decider of world developments. In order to advance American and global interests, the United States needs to rethink what leadership looks like in this century. The American people are adapting to a rapidly changing world. It is time our foreign policy adapts too.
CSIS President and CEO John J. Hamre currently holds the Langone Chair on American Leadership. Before joining CSIS, he served as the 26th U.S. deputy secretary of defense.
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Our Work Begins at Home
Commentary by John J. Hamre — February 2, 2021
Norm Augustine on Resetting the Priorities of Scientific Research in America
Event by John J. Hamre and Norman Augustine — January 14, 2021
Dynamics of Lawful Warfare in Alliances
Podcast Episode by John J. Hamre — September 15, 2020
Legitimacy and Credibility of the American Judiciary
Podcast Episode by John J. Hamre — September 8, 2020
The Critical Role of Independent Agencies, and How they Remain Accountable to Citizens
Podcast Episode by John J. Hamre — September 1, 2020
The Critical Role of Law in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
Podcast Episode by John J. Hamre — August 25, 2020
Lawful Action on the Battlefront
Podcast Episode by John J. Hamre — August 18, 2020
Balancing Electronic Intelligence with Democratic Rights of Privacy
Podcast Episode by John J. Hamre and Glenn S. Gerstell — August 11, 2020
Online Event: Standard-Setting from a European Perspective
Event by John J. Hamre and Peter Brown — July 30, 2020
How Democracies Manage and Control Military Forces
Podcast Episode by John J. Hamre — July 28, 2020